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Valence Borgia

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Valence Borgia is an associate in the firm's Paris office, where she focuses her practice on French/international commercial litigation and international arbitration.

In addition to her contentious work, she regularly assists clients with amicable dispute resolution process, including negotiation and mediation.

Professional Background

Ms. Borgia was admitted at the Paris bar in 2007 and at the New York Bar in 2008. Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Borgia was an associate in the Litigation and Arbitration Department of a UK law firm in Paris.

Before becoming a lawyer, Ms. Borgia worked as trainee for the International Arbitration departments of several law firms.

Professional/Civic Activities

She is:
  • Co-founder of the breakfasts “Wake up (with) Arbitration!” dedicated to the practical aspects of arbitration
  • Honorary President of the Young Lawyers Union (2014-2015)
  • Member of the Professional Equality Commission of the Paris Bar
  • Expert to the Professional Equality Commission of the National Bar
  • Secretary of the Professional Equality Commission of the National Federation of the Young Lawyers Union
  • CSR French expert to the Council of Bars and Law Societies of Europe
  • Founder and member of the executive board of the Association for the Women’s Foundation
  • Member of the Steering Committee of the Equality Laboratory
  • Assistance and representation of French and international companies with litigations and arbitrations arising out of post-acquisitions (bank guarantees, application of asset and liability guarantees, defects of consents, etc.)
  • Assistance of a major French company with complex litigations arising out of shareholders disputes
  • Assistance of policy holders in litigation against insurers
  • Assistance of a UK airline company with consumer litigations arising out of EU law
  • Assistance of a Dutch airline company in litigation against a French aircraft manufacturer
  • Assistance of a German company in distribution related arbitration against Turkish operators
  • Assistance of a leading US one-source supplier of interconnect products with litigations arising from the closure of a France-based plant
  • Legal advice for a major European IT operator in pre-litigation issues relating to space segment services
  • Representation of a telecommunication operator in a dispute under the ICC arbitration rules arising out of unfair competition acts
  • Representation of a Tunisian company in several international arbitrations under the ICC arbitration rules arising out of lacks of conformity of industrial equipment
  • Representation of a British Virgin Islands company in an arbitration related to the termination of an airplane sales agreement
  • Representation of a French company in the framework of air flight accident
  • Representation of one of the world’s leading company in commercial security and fire protection on contract and unfair competition litigations
  • Representation of French and international companies in insurance disputes
  • Action for annulment of an arbitration award, resistance to the execution of awards
  • Assistance of arbitrators/arbitration institutions in post-arbitration court proceedings
  • Secretary of several arbitral tribunals